Saturday, June 15, 2013

Downside Up | Book Review

Rejection…That word strikes fear in even the hardest of hearts but, what would you say if I told you there could be a positive side to rejection?  I didn’t believe it either until reading Downside Up by Tracey Mitchell.

In this book Mitchell shows us that there is actually a positive effect of getting rejected.  The sad part is that it’s hard for us to see because we get stuck in a place where our heart is “wounded” which can skew our thought process and help us create self-fulfilling, negative, prophecies.   It’s a vicious circle if you don’t know how to break it.

When we are hurting from being rejected we can have a tendency to allow our self to look for approval from others which we really don’t need.  We just want it because we are feeling the pain from being rejected.  Now, there was something that Mitchell was trying to say that really hit home for me.  There was a REASON for the rejection that you receive.  It’s because that person or thing wasn’t right for your life at this point in time. 

There are strategies included in this book that that will help you break the circle and create the life you want to live, all the while, seeing and accepting the gifts that rejection can give you.  I know that I will continue to employ the entire plan because, during the process of reading this book, I saw things about myself that Mitchell was addressing, that I didn’t like.  I feel this book was definitely a blessing to me in my current season of life. 
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.*

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